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  THE TEAM  

Level Up Staff

Each member of our staff brings different and unique experiences to the table. Every one of our employees is knowledgeable, trained, and has had some experience in the field in which they are working. All are SafeSport certified and eager to help each child that comes through our doors. No dream is too big here at Level Up!

Brandon and Bekah Heaton

Owners 

After moving to Dalton, GA in 2014, Bekah began working and coaching gymnastics for Debbie (previous owner) in 2015. Bekah was a gymnast herself for 17 years winning many State and Regional titles as well as qualifying to Nationals in 2009. She attended the University of Georgia in 2010 

and had the honor of competing on their gymnastics team as a Gymdog. Bekah graduated with an Early Education degree and married Brandon in 2014. In 2016 she competed on American Ninja Warrior in Atlanta. She transitioned into coaching gymnastics and has coached for 8 years. Her passion for the sport led her husband Brandon to finding joy in it as well. Brandon played baseball for 12 years growing up and graduated from Southern Polytechnic State University in 2010 with a degree in Construction Management and a minor in Business. Together Brandon and Bekah bought the gym in 2018 to make it Level Up Gymnastics and Fitness. Bekah is the Head Team Coach and Brandon runs the Ninja program, coaches Team kids, is Head Tumbling Coach, and maintains the fitness center. They have two kids together and love being part of this community. Our desire is to give our members the best chance at fulfilling their dreams. 

Giselle Vicencio

Office Manager

She is a graduate from Southeast High School and is currently studying dental hygiene at Georgia Highlands. Giselle was a great athlete during her high school years, playing volleyball for 3 years and running track for 4. She is starting on her third year with us and is in charge of payments, enrolling,

organization, and answering questions about how we run Level Up. She is the first friendly face you see when you walk through the front doors. 

Saul Vicencio 

Team Coach and Media Specialist

After graduating from Southeast High School in 2017, Saul is currently enrolled at Dalton State studying biology with further plans to get doctorate in physical therapy. He is very passionate about fitness and athletics. Having ran track and swam in high school,

he has completed Savage Races, Half-marathons, and even tried out for American Ninja Warrior. He trains and coaches our team kids to be their best. Saul is the Vault and Bars coach for our Silvers and Golds. You may also see him running around the gym with a camera snapping pictures and capturing footage to share on social media.

Leah Beavers

Team Coach

Leah grew up in Chatsworth and spent her entire gymnastics career (11 years) at Northwest GA Gymnastics. She graduated from North Murray High School in 2020 and will be studying nursing at Dalton State in the fall. While in high school Leah ran track and was also on the cheer team. Since Leah is

Raven Hooper

Class Coach

 

Raised in Murray county her love for this community runs deep. Raven graduated from high school in 2022 and was a gymnast for 15 years. Her first 11 years of her gymnastics career were spent at Northwest GA Gymnastics. When Brandon and Bekah bought the gym and changed the 

name to Level Up, Raven finished out her last four years competing for Level Up. As a competitive gymnast she was State Champion five times throughout her career, qualified for Regionals three times, and made the Platinum State Team her senior year where she was one of eight gymnasts picked to represent the state of Georgia at the Regional Championships in Alabama. Raven also participated in triathlons, cheerleading, basketball, and softball growing up but gymnastics has always been her passion. We are honored to have her step into this new role of coach and are excited to see how her experiences and accomplishes help to improve our athletes at Level Up.

Abigail Whealy

Class Coach

Abigail's passion and love for the sport of gymnastics is what has drawn her to coaching at Level Up. After being a gymnast herself for 12 years she was ready to move into a different role but still so excited to be involved in the sport. Abigail was on Level Up's competitive team for five 

 

years and was always a very consistent gymnast. She uses that experience every time she coaches to help these girls get better and better. Abigail is currently a senior at Murray County High School and will graduate in May 2023. She plans to attend Georgia Southern University in the fall. 

 

Belle Basso

Team Coach

This is Belle's first season at Level Up and her love and passion for the sport pours out in her coaching and interactions with our gymnasts. After graduating from Grassfield High School in 2021, Belle moved from Virginia to Chatsworth. She brings years of experience having danced for 8 years 

and competed gymnastics for 6 years. She also participated in high school gymnastics and managed her high school team for one year. She has plans to study chemistry in college starting in the fall. With her background in dance Belle has really focused in on perfecting our skills. 

Donald Parrot

Fitness Coach

Any questions you have about the fitness machines, weights, or workouts ask this guy! Donald has been working for Level Up in the fitness center for almost 4 years and worked for the previous owner for 10+ years before that. He is greatly knowledgeable in many aspects of fitness and is always willing to help and answer any questions you might have.  

diversified across many sports she is able to relate to the girls in a lot of ways. Her drive in helping the girls improve and achieve their goals is what brought Leah into coaching. She has been coaching for 2 years and leads the Silvers and Golds in both the balance beam and the floor exercise. 

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